noun bou·gain·vil·lia \ˌbü-gən-ˈvil-yə, ˌbō-, ˌbu̇-, -ˈvē-ə\

Definition of bougainvillia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a widely distributed genus of marine hydrozoans forming arborescent colonies and having polyps with a single whorl of tentacles

  2. 2 plural -s :  bougainvillea

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Origin and Etymology of bougainvillia

New Latin, from Louis Antoine de Bougainville + New Latin -ia

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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